To the Wofford Community,

As you may be aware, at the United Methodist Church’s General Conference a vote was taken that has caused a division in the denomination over same-sex marriage and the ordination of LGBTQ clergy. The position of the college expressed in the statement below reaffirms our practice and belief that all are welcome at Wofford College.

“As an independent institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Wofford College is deeply concerned by the division that emerged during the United Methodist Church’s General Conference in St. Louis.

The Wofford College community represents many backgrounds and many walks of life. As such, we reaffirm that we are governed by policies set forth by the Wofford College Board of Trustees, and we are firmly and unequivocally committed to the rights of all, upholding the college’s policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status.”